Third Internation Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2007)

Venue: \"Bibliotheca Alexandrina\" The Library of alexandria

Location: Alexandria, Egypt

Event Date/Time: Nov 26, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 28, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 21, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jul 16, 2007
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Embodying Virtual Architecture

Third International Conference of

The Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design

(ASCAAD 2007)

Hosted by:

The Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

Alexandria, Egypt

26 - 28 November 2007

The Organizing Committee warmly welcomes you to contribute to the ASCAAD2007 conference through participation or presentation of papers. More details of the key information can be found in the conference website:

We would be grateful if you could help us introduce ASCAAD2007 to the world by kindly forwarding this Call for Papers to your contacts.


The increasing speed of technological improvements outpaced many design issues. Nowadays, architecture is accepting digital design tools and technologies as a feature integrated in design process and in spaces of our everyday “Being-in-the-World”. The consequences of this integration result in many changing and expanding forms of interaction.

Space features prominently in narratives about everyday life, modulated by the spread of digital media to create ever-expanding narratives of communication, containment, boundaries, thresholds, and transgressions.

Interactive digital media enables advanced investigation on themes of embodiment and perception by providing an excellent means of testing, comparing, validating and challenging theories about perception. Virtual architecture introduces an interesting mode of interaction deploying space as a major metaphor. The capability of creating a 3D virtual world and filling it with artefacts from our more familiar environments is possible due to the ever increasing power of computer processing.

In a sense the theme of this conference examines two particular metaphors. The first metaphor addresses aspects of virtual environments that resemble our physical world; In other words, the computer model as physical model and the digital world as material world. The second metaphor looks into the means of interaction and modes between our bodies and such virtual environment.

Topics of Interest:

The conference encourages submission of papers on topics including but not limited to the following:

§ 3D/4D Modelling Systems

§ Building Information Modelling (BIM)

§ CAAD Curriculum: education, research and practice

§ Creative Visualisation

§ Design Methods and Representations

§ Digital Design Tools

§ Future Virtual Design and Construction

§ GIS in Architecture

§ Human-Computer Interaction

§ Information Visualization

§ Intelligent Design and Case Reasoning

§ Mass Customisation

§ Revolutionary Architecture and Generative Form

§ Simulation and Virtual Prototyping

§ Synthetic Methods of 3D Visualisation

§ Tools for Collaborative Design

§ Urban City Modelling

§ Virtual Environment and Knowledge Management

§ Virtual Architecture

§ Virtual Reality

§ Web-Based Design and Networking

Keynote Speakers

Will be announced soon on the Conference website

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission Monday 21 May 2007

Notification of abstract acceptance Monday 04 June 2007

Full paper submission Monday 16 July 2007

Notification of full paper acceptance Monday 20 August 2007

Camera-ready (revised) paper submission Monday 17 September 2007

Conference starts Monday 26 November 2007

Submission and Languages

Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 7000 words) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 3000 words). Abstract submission must be in English with no more than 500 words. Full paper submission could be either in English, French or Arabic.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Ahmad Okeil, The British University of Dubai, UAE

Mr. Aghlab Al-attili, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr. Zaki Mallasi, Perkins + Will, USA

Organizing Committee

Prof. Mohammed Assem, University of Alexandria, Egypt

Dr. Dina Taha, University of Alexandria, Egypt

Dr. Amar Bennadji, The Robert Gordon University, UK